In Leeds, Mixed-Use Regeneration, Permission secured, Student Accommodation

DPP are delighted to have received a unanimous resolution to grant permission for the redevelopment of the Core Shopping Centre in Leeds to provide a new PBSA and retail scheme to be known as Garnet Exchange.  

Acting on behalf of Fusion Group and Tri7, the scheme, designed by Corstorphine & Wright Architects, will provide high-quality living accommodation and architectural excellence tailored to Leeds’ unique character, but public realm and highways improvements will also enhance the area.  These improvements will extend beyond the immediate vicinity and the introduction of new east to west streets will allow the redistribution of the mass of the current shopping centre whilst enhancing both vibrancy and accessibility. 

Speaking about the outcome, Michelle Davies, Director at DPP said:

Over the past 20 months we have worked collaboratively with Leeds City Council to provide a reimagined development for this key site in a prime city centre location which responds directly to the demand for purpose-built student accommodation along with retail, restaurants and cafes at ground floor. The scheme will revitalise an outdated shopping centre that has become increasingly redundant over the years.

This scheme is a great example of what can be done to re-purpose the High Street in a changing retail landscape, and to make best and effective use of land. Even better is that is a 5 minute walk from our DPP Leeds Office meaning we can watch the scheme evolve first hand!

 Images: Corstorphine & Wright Architects

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